How To Connect HP Printer To Laptop With Usb

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Connect HP Printer To Laptop With USB

  • Unbox the contents of the HP printer and to perform the initial setup using how to connect HP printer to laptop with USB steps.
  • Connect the printer to the Windows computer through the USB interface.
  • The standard USB length is about 3 m in length.
  • Make sure not to use a USB docking hub since that may not recognize the HP printer on the laptop.
  • Make sure your laptop is turned ON.
  • Connect the printer setup to the internet.
  • Connect a USB cable to the USB port that is located at the back of the printer and the other end of the USB cable to the laptop.
  • If your laptop finds the new hardware, follow the prompts as follows to proceed in installing the driver.
how to connect hp printer to laptop with usb

If your laptop fails to recognize the HP printer, you can manually download the printer driver from the following steps as follows:

  • Make sure to download the printer driver from the HP official website.
  • Open the default browser from your computer, enter the HP official support page.
  • When the HP support page opens, you will see the search bar.
  • Enter the HP printer model in the search bar and click the Search button.
  • The page having the printer information will now open.
  • Navigate to the downloads tab on the page, click on drivers.
  • A new page will now open containing the drivers required for the printer available for download.
  • Click on the driver file to download, and once the file is downloaded, proceed with the installation.
  • Double-click on the downloaded file to open the driver setup.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When the HP wizard prompts you to select the type of Connection required, select the USB radio button.
  • You have other options to download the driver for your HP printer if the machine does not come with the Installation CD.
  • The two options are:
  • Wireless Connection to the network
  • Wired Connection to the network.
  • Once completing how to connect HP printer to laptop with USB steps, Verify the connection by printing a test page from your laptop to the printer.